Our Head Chef, Allan McLaughlin, takes pride in using the best produce, cooked simply to create classic British dishes with a modern, light touch.
Our state of the art kitchen uses the best local produce to create classic, simple yet innovative British dishes. Open every day of the year, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and our famous afternoon teas, in the company of Oxford’s academic and literary luminaries…
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
cheddar cheese, ham or strawberry jam
Lamb Rump, Runner Beans, Shallots, Courgettes & Violet Artichokes
Risotto of Summer Greens, Mint & Sheep's Curd
One of my favourite places to eat and drink in Front Oxford. I love the decor of on the hotel and restaurant the food and service is amazing and I’d definitely recommend the Bramble if your having a drink, can’t wait to come back!
If you want to see Mark and Diana Carney chowing down on a couple of consecutive starters (a salad of tomatoes and burrata for Mark for his first -- second unobserved; a nettle soup followed by a goat's cheese both served with chips), this is your place.
We enjoyed our dinner. The portions were great. I love how quiet and calming the ambiance is inside.
Wonderful food in an exceptional setting. As it was a beautiful July evening we sat in the courtyard which was packed. Despite this the service was exemplary. My wife and I both started with Scallops wrapped in bacon. I then had the pork and my wife the chicken pie. Finished off with Strawberry and Clotted Cream tart and Mango cheesecake with apricots. This is not a cheap restaurant but worth it all the same. Would highly recommend. We also are staying at The Old Parsonage Hotel.
Afternoon tea for daughters 21st birthday. Great time was had by all!
Wonderful location and the most excellent customer service from all and a SPECIAL mention for JAMES, most helpful and professional. We enjoyed an anniversary lunch with prompt service but did not feel hurried in any way. I consider the Parsonage for my special events regardless of the 90 minutes drive.
Celebrated my 24 birthday. Stunning atmosphere. Service was very good . Delicious food!! Such a clean place(toilets, outside and inside area) . I would absolutely recommend it , we loved it and we are certainly coming back.
The food is outstanding. Especially the fish and special desserts 🍨
Yesterday was very hot and we had the pleasure to be seating outside, with the amazing outdoor and shade this restaurant can offer ! The food was the best I had in ages, and the quality/price is great ! We had tomatoe salad with burrata.. delicious, salmon beetroots… amazing ! And for the main the chicken mushroom pie with the hand cut chips… Wonderful ! Portions are great don’t worry !
This place is a pure gem and we’ll come back for sure ! I’d recommend it to everyone !
As always attentive service and a decent breakfast.
Absolutely amazing. 10/10 😍
The steak is out of this world! Yummy 🤤
Great for eating outside. Good service and a varied selection of dishes. Sorbets outstanding!
As good as ever. Probably the 5th time we have eaten here, also having stayed at the hotel on 3 occasions. Lovely place
The best part was the soup. Overall, prices were on the high side for the quality of the food and drink. Good location.
Booked to celebrate anniversary made very welcome . A glass of bubbly to enjoy. Service outstanding nice atmosphere .Small menu but variety in the context of what has been going on in the last 18 months . Had a sample of wine to taste before buying the bottle which was a a big help. The food brilliant .A really good place to visit for a special occasion
Parsonage Grill is a lovely spot for afternoon tea. We sat outside with the gentle sound of the fountain in the background.
Went for afternoon tea and it was a delight ! The cakes and sandwiches was delish and fresh! We will be back fir another treat. Staff were friendly and attentive
Thank you for your wonderful review, Glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us!
Delicious food in a lovely setting. We sat in the garden which was perfect on a summery evening. Save space for dessert - really special. Lovely staff too.
Thank you for your fantastic review, Glad you enjoyed a summers evening with us! Hope to see you again soon.
Very much enjoyed dining alfresco at the Parsonage grill, a very pleasant experience, the food was nice if maybe overpriced for what was served. Attentive service as well.
Thank you for your lovely review, we do hope to see you again soon!
Nice table, attentive service, all courses were well presented and as described in menu.
Celebration cream tea fell short of the mark. The scones were small and dry. The cakes were all sponge. I couldn't eat any of them. There used to be proper macaroons and chocolate cake included in this tea. Sadly,I wouldn't get another one. Staff excellent as usual.
Service is friendly and attentive. The food is excellent (risotto and fishcakes, with sorbets and ice-creams to finish). Even on a Monday evening the Old Parsonage is a very popular place to eat, both outside and inside.
Thank you for your wonderful review, we do hope to see you again soon!
Friendly welcome and very good service. Sandwiches and cakes were delicious. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind review & hopefully see you again for afternoon tea soon.
Fantastic afternoon tea. Great changing facilities for babies and baby facilities too!
Thank you for the compliments on our facilities & our afternoon tea. Do hope to see you again soon!
This is such a lovely spot to have a summer lunch. The sheltered garden is beautiful and peaceful (despite being beside Banbury Road). Delicious food with attentive, friendly staff. It’s a really nice place for lunch in Oxford. Particular mention goes to the Crab starter and the hand cut chips.
Thank you for your wonderful review, really pleased you enjoyed your lunch in our terrace! I will be sure to pass on your compliments on our crab starter to our head chef!
Always delightful! My favourite place in Oxford!!!
Thank you for your kind feedback, I hope to see you again soon.
We visited the restaurant for a family special occasion and we left completely delighted by the whole experience. Sam & his team were outstanding, taking pre-arrival requests, welcoming us warmly and attending to our every ‘need’ quietly and effectively. The food was absolutely top-notch, beautifully presented an exquisite. The surroundings are lovely & the atmosphere calm yet friendly.
If you want a special night out, in my opinion you’ll be hard pushed to beat the Parsonage Grill.
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'll pass along your kind feedback to the team who will be delighted to hear it! I do hope you'll celebrate with us again soon.
We had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the service superb.
Dear John, Thank you for your kind feedback, I hope to see you again soon.
I have been before and it doesn’t disappoint. My wife and I had a lovely meal for our anniversary.
Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind review. I hope you'll celebrate with us again soon.
The location, service and food was fantastic.
Thank you for your lovely feedback & look forward to welcoming you back soon.
The Very Afternoon Tea was really good. Although I didn't get an explanation what the different sandwiches and cakes were. But overall the service was good and the ambience was great
Dear Julia, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that the Afternoon Tea stand wasn't explained to you upon arrival, this is definitely part of our standard procedure and so I'm dismayed to hear it didn't happen on this occasion. I'm glad to hear however that your experience was a good one. Hope you'll try us again soon.
This is a favourite destination for my wife, and so we booked a table for her birthday.
From the moment we arrived, the service and attentiveness was first class.
We had the goats cheese souffle and the trout to start. The soufflé was light and fluffy with a subtle cheese flavour - a perfect light appetiser. The trout was, as you would expect, more robust but the horseradish mayonnaise and beetroot salad accompaniments were perfectly suited to the fish. A great start.
Saddle of lamb and a ribeye steak were our mains. Faultless. I will leave it at that (though the violet artichokes with the lamb were gorgeous)
With the healthy portions of thick-cut chips, we decided not to proceed with desserts - though the restaurant brought my wife a pair of beautiful sweet canapés with Happy Birthday artfully written on the plate in chocolate - a lovely touch.
Lovely evening, beautiful food, fabulous service
Thank you for your kind review. I'm so pleased to hear that we are a favourite of yours and that we delivered on this occasion. I hope to see you again soon.
My special thanks to MAVIE of the reservation office. She was so helpful!
Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.
Great experience, met as soon as we walked into the garden, gave us a choice of tables outside (even though we had booked inside) food was great, service was quick and friendly!!
Thank you for leaving a lovely review. I'm so pleased we could accommodate you in one of two of our lovely dining areas, hope to see you again soon.
Warm ambiance for our very high tea. The finger sandwiches were very good, cakes and scones fresh and excellent.
Dear Nadine, Thank you for your fantastic review of our high tea. I'll pass along your comments to the team who will be delighted to read them. Hope to see you again soon.
Best breakfast ever! The team were really excellent at catering to my special dietary requirements. The building and decor are really beautiful.
Thank you for your fantastic review! I'm so pleased to hear that we can cater for your dietary requirements. I will pass along your kind feedback to the kitchen team who will be delighted to hear this.
Very good food served here with those extra special touches by the chef.
Great selection of wines and the indoor restaurant was a delight, with original oil paintings adding to the ambiance.
Must also congratulate the waiting staff, superb.
Will definitely go again.
Well Done to you all!
Thank you for leaving such a fantastic review, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed both our food and the art collection that adorns the walls. Hope to see you again soon.
This was the perfect experience. Every element was impeccably executed by the team. The menu was brilliant and every dish was very well done.
Dear Kato, Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review, I'm so pleased to hear that you thought our execution was to a good standard, I hope you'll visit again soon.
We took our mum for her 80th Birthday for a high tea. It was really lovely. Great food, mixture of lovely sandwiches and cakes and savoury scones, chutneys and spreads. Great service. Lovely ambience. Really nice for a treat!
Dear Jacqui, Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so pleased to hear that your Mother enjoyed her celebration with us and I do hope you'll visit again soon.
Parsonage Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.
Parsonage Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://parsonagegrill.skchase.com/vouchers.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.